World's Best Players Tee Up at 'World Golf Championships: Bridgestone Invitational'

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July 31st, 2013

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via press release:

WORLD’S BEST PLAYERS INCUDING WOODS, MICKELSON, McILROY, ROSE AND DEFENDING CHAMPION BRADLEY TEE UP AT
“WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS: BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL”
THIS WEEKEND, AUGUST 3-4, ON CBS SPORTS

Defending champion Keegan Bradley along with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker are among the world’s elite players aiming for the WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS: BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL title this week as CBS Sports broadcasts the third and final rounds of the star-powered tournament on Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4 (2:00-6:00 PM, ET, both days), live from Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

Jim Nantz, three-time Emmy Award-winner and five-time National Sportscaster of the Year, serves as anchor of CBS Sports’ golf coverage. Sir Nick Faldo, winner of six major championships and more than 40 tournaments worldwide, serves as lead analyst. Ian Baker-Finch calls the action at the 17th hole and Gary McCord at the 16th hole.   David Feherty serves as on-course reporter.  Lance Barrow is Coordinating Producer and Steve Milton is Director of CBS Sports’ golf coverage.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

This weekend at the World Golf Championships: Bridgestone Invitational and for all PGA TOUR events this year, CBS Sports’ PGA TOUR coverage will be fully available through live streaming.  Visitors to CBSSports.com and PGATOUR.com will be directed to a co-branded video player to watch live streaming of Saturday’s and Sunday’s broadcasts.  The live streaming also will be available on the CBS Sports app for the iPhone and iPad, as well as through the CBSSports.com mobile website (m.cbssports.com). The CBS Sports app for Android will feature video on demand.
The World Golf Championships: Bridgestone Invitational features winners of golf tournaments from across the globe who have won events from various Tours within the International Federation of PGA Tours.  Winners from different Tours compete with members of the 2012 U.S. and European Ryder Cup teams and the remaining players from the Top-50 World Ranking. No. 1-ranked Woods has dominated the World Golf Championships with a record 17 event titles, which includes his most recent win this year at the Cadillac Championship. Before that, he had not won one since the 2009 Bridgestone Invitational where he has seven victories.  Last year, Bradley’s first lead of the tournament came on the final hole with a 15-foot par putt.  Jim Furyk double-bogeyed the hole to give Bradley his first World Golf Championships title.

Featuring players from 19 different countries, 25 of the Top-30 in the current FedExCup standings and 49 of the Top-50 in the Official World Ranking have qualified for the field of 74 this week. The elite field includes Bradley, Furyk, Woods, Mickelson, McIlroy, Rose, Scott, Kuchar, Snedeker, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Steve Stricker, Charl Schwartzel, Ernie Els, Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson,  Jason Dufner, Bill Haas, Zach Johnson, Matteo Manassero, Branden Grace and Nick Watney. (For the complete field go to PGATOUR.com.)

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